In a galaxy far, far, away...
It won't be long now. The highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII will be coming to a theater near you starting on December 18, 2015. Pre-production for the seventh installment of one the most famous science fiction film collections has already commenced. Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios said, "We're very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture."
Episode VII is part of the third planned trilogy. The story would pick up some time after the events of Return of the Jedi (Episode VI). However, as of now, no plot details have been released by Disney.
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The film will be directed by J.J. Abrams, the mastermind behind the television show Lost, and director of big budget blockbusters Mission: Impossible III and Star Trek. Lawrence Kasdan, who co-wrote the screenplay for Return of the Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back, will join Abrams in crafting a new script for Episode VII.
If you're wondering where George Lucas is in all of this, he sold Lucasfilms to Disney for $4.05 billion last October. So it will be a brave new Star Wars world out there, one without its original creator who dreamed up the schematics for the first six episodes and crafted the storyline over the past several decades. However, Lucas will act as a consultant for this film and other future Star Wars projects.
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